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Battle Name : Tourcoing

Date(s) : 17 May 1794 - 18 May 1794

Part of : The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars , French War of the First Coalition ,

Outcome : A victory for French Forces over Coalition Forces [Austrian, Brits, Han & Hessian]

Type of battle : Land


An important action in the Flanders campaign which the French won. On the Coalition side there were 26,000 troops available who were never brought near the action. For once the multi-nation force [5 countries represented] suffered from poor staff work and lack of cooperation.


A French town on the Franco-Belgian border about 7 miles northeast of Lille. (France)

Casualty figures

French Forces

Number engaged :

Casualties :
3,000 (3.66%)

Coalition Forces [Austrian, Brits, Han & Hessian]

Number engaged :

Casualties :
5,500 (11.46%)